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enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom

Started this discussion. Last reply by irrational John yesterday. 16 Replies

Cost of sensors

Started this discussion. Last reply by jjm335 Jan 27. 4 Replies

Reusing tubing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cyrilla Feb 5, 2013. 12 Replies

 

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irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"What the person who did the vlog was referring to is what is described as "Tip 2: Additional Tape: Apply over the sensor and transmitter for added security" in this Medtronic pub (PDF): Additional Tape Tips. The additional taping options,…"
yesterday
irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"As with any "advice" ostensibly from Medtronic, there is not enough background detail to give insight into how much trouble you might bump up against if you don't follow it. I assumed that this caveat was intended much more for those…"
yesterday
phoenixbound replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"Neither my wife or i can get more than 7-8 days from a battery charge, so from now on I will always recharge it when I restart a sensor at the end of 6 days. right now i am at day 11, 10 hours. ISIG is 38."
yesterday
acidrock23 replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"I do ok without extra tape on the Enlites. I think the stock tape gear works pretty well. It's interesting about not letting the sensor "marinate" (LOL...) as I always wait until the transmitter is recharged, which ends up being 15+…"
yesterday
phoenixbound replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"You touched on quite a few points my trainer mentioned. She told me to try Mastisol, which I bought, but i dont really like it as much as Skin Prep (not to be confused with IV Prep). Skin Prep applied, and dried for just a few seconds (about 10-15)…"
yesterday
irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"About picking an Enlite insertion site ... I have several alternate insertion locations with lots of adipose potential which I can't use unless I could find someone to assist me. #NeverGonnaHappen One spot I have always wondered about is my…"
yesterday
phoenixbound replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"I'm using another excellent sensor that is now on day 9, 11 hours and going strong. what a difference the right body location makes for good ISIG values that persist well past the 6 day "limit". Many times the sensor reading exactly…"
Monday
irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"Wait a minute. It just registered with me that you wrote about starting with a "new" 522 pump in January? Of 2015? In the US, the Medtronic 522/722 pump was introduced sometime in 2006. It was then replace sometime in 2010 by the 523/723.…"
Mar 17
irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"If you are having problems with the Enlite the first thing I would suggest is to watch the insertion training videos from Medtronic Australasia (ANZ). While not a panacea I think they are vastly better than what Medtronic US offers. The Medtronic…"
Mar 17
phoenixbound replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"Sorry, I made a mistake on the day my current sensor is on. I am starting day 13; not day 11. LOL! Guess I can't add 6 and 6 properly..."
Mar 17
phoenixbound replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"HI everyone, I just joined so that I could join this discussion. Ken, I had nothing but problems with the MM Soft Sensors--so much so that I got a refund after trying numerous sensors over the course of the 30 day trial period. That was more than 3…"
Mar 17
Ken A replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"I started with the Medtronic Enlite CGM sensors in late January (with a new 522 pump) and have been hugely disappointed in the lack of accuracy. I only wish the MARDs quoted above were what I experienced. I saw more like 20, 30, 50% off blood…"
Mar 15
acidrock23 replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"I am always sort of drawn to the Dexcom since everyone says it's so much better. I'm totally lazy about changing, although I went so far as to sign up for an account with Dexcom, I haven't bothered following up on it, other than…"
Feb 17
irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"Duh. In hindsight maybe the warranty still is five years in Canada and only reduced to four years in the US. If that's the case I apologize for my myopic assumption. -iJohn"
Feb 16
irrational John replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"Four years, not five. Or at least four years is the length of the warranty on the Medtronic 723 pump I got in March of 2013 and of the 722 I got back in 2008. I remember it used to be five years. I am not sure when it was reduced. If all you care…"
Feb 16
Terry replied to Damon's discussion 'enhanced enlite sensors vs Dexcom'
"The Dexcom G4 sensor with the 505 firmware update claims a MARD (mean absolute relative distance) of 9%. Since you like the Medtronic pumps, why not consider a new Medtronic pump and Dexcom CGM? Does Medtronic make a current pump without the CGM…"
Feb 16

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December 15, 1986
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BEST WISHES DAMON!!
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At 2:19am on May 19, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Damon, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 2:18pm on May 19, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Damon, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 6:31am on May 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Damon...have you visited the Banting Museum in your city yet?
Banting House Museum
Known as “The Birthplace of Insulin”, 442 Adelaide St. N. in London, Ontario is the house where Sir Frederick Banting woke up at two o'clock on the morning of October 31, 1920 with the idea that led to the discovery of insulin.

Closed on Sunday.
Address: 442 Adelaide St N, London, ON N6B 3H8
Phone: (519) 673-1752

At 6:20am on May 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES DAMON...fellow Ontarian!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!
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At 6:51am on May 19, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Damon!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 6:37am on May 19, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Damon. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 8:26am on May 19, 2011, Doris D said…
At 3:18am on May 19, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Damon. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
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